It was the year 1949 when Mrs. Giuseppina Luini moved from Puglia to Milan with her family and took over the bakery in Via S. Radegonda with the intention of exporting a product typical of Puglia, the panzerotto, a large fried piece of ravioli filled with cheese and tomato sauce. Giuseppina memorized the recipes of her grandfather and, over the years, even managed to improve them. At first the Milanese, skeptical, preferred their risottos and their cotolettas over these products belonging to the south of Italy. We wonder who was the first one to try a panzerotto and start telling his friends that it was the best thing he’d ever had. We thank this unknown taster because, thanks to him, Luini has become an institution for those people who want to have a quick lunch or snack without having to sit at a table.
Do not be alarmed by the super long line that every day unfolds in front of the small bakery: the clerks are flawless and extremely quick to take orders, collect the euros and give hot panzerotti in exchange. You’ll have to be quick at the bar and do not hesitate with your order… so maybe it is better if you follow our suggestions: take a classic mozzarella and tomato panzerotto (baked or fried) and also try a dessert (we especially like the panzerotto with cocoa and ricotta).
A few years ago there rumor about Luini’s closure spread all over the city: the Milanese went literally crazy with idea and roamed in the streets with bags full of panzerotti, terrified to never being able to taste them again. Thanks God, Luini is still open and will be for a long time!
Via Santa Radegonda, 16, Milano, MI, Italia
Mon: 10.00-15.00. Tue-Sat: 10.00-20.00